Pump Court Chambers

News & Events: May 2018

News 23rd May 2018

Further statement regarding criminal legal aid funding reforms

Barristers at Pump Court Chambers have decided not to accept legally aided instructions that are returned from other barristers or other chambers with effect from 25 May 2018. This action (No Returns) is in addition to refusing new instructions in cases in which the Representation Order is dated 1st April 2018 or later. We are […]

News 16th May 2018

McKenzie Friends and the “conduct of litigation”

In the second of a two-part article on the rise and legal status of McKenzie Friends (MFs), Jennifer Lee, counsel for the applicant in the case LFL v LSL, presents practical tips for working with them, and discusses the calls for tighter rules on their powers. This article first featured in the April 2018 edition of Resolution’s gazette, […]

News 16th May 2018

Local authorities should not circumvent the court Re T (a child)

Claire Fox of Pump Court Chambers looks at the practical implications of this decision. Family analysis: The Court of Appeal considered that all of the options available to the court had not been exhausted in a case where a kinship carer required support from the local authority. To read the article in full which was […]

Blog 10th May 2018

Man jailed after blaming speeding ticket on fictional Frenchman

On 9 May 2018 at Winchester Crown Court, the defendant was sentenced to three counts of doing acts tending to and intended to pervert the course of public justice. He had been convicted after a trial and received three consecutive sentences. In short, he had pretended that a vehicle that could be linked to him […]

Past Events

Children Law Seminar – Reading

Pump Court Chambers cordially invite you to our Annual Children Law Seminar in Reading on Tuesday 19th June 2018. Our speakers will be reviewing the notable recent decisions and providing practical advice to give an overview of essential issues which will update delegates on law, practice and procedure. Venue Holiday Inn Reading, 500 Basingstoke Road, […]

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Children Law Seminar – Portsmouth

Pump Court Chambers cordially invite you to our Annual Children Law Seminar in Portsmouth on Wednesday 13th June 2018. Our speakers will be reviewing the notable recent decisions and providing practical advice to give an overview of essential issues which will update delegates on law, practice and procedure. Venue The Holiday Inn, Pembroke Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2TA […]

Past Events

Family Finance Seminar – Poole

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to invite you to our forthcoming Poole Family Finance Seminar. Our speakers will be providing valuable and in-depth updates for all practitioners at intensive afternoon sessions. New for this year is a closing Q&A session that gives you the opportunity to have experienced counsel guide you on any technical questions or […]

News 3rd May 2018

Justin Gau successfully defends clergyman charged with misconduct

A clergy discipline tribunal considered a complaint made by a clergy man (‘Rev C’) against another clergyman (‘Rev R’) during a hearing from the 12th to the 14th March. The allegations were: That the conduct of the respondent, the Reverend “R” was unbecoming or inappropriate to the office and work of a clerk in Holy […]

Past Events

Family Finance Seminar – Winchester

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to invite you to our forthcoming Winchester Family Finance Seminar. Our speakers will be providing valuable and in-depth updates for all practitioners at intensive afternoon sessions. New for this year is a closing Q&A session that gives you the opportunity to have experienced counsel guide you on any technical questions […]

News 1st May 2018

Tony Atkins appointed Senior Clerk

Members of Pump Court Chambers are delighted to announce the appointment of Tony Atkins as Senior Clerk. Tony has been a member of the clerking team at Pump Court for over 16 years, joining initially as First Junior Clerk to the family team before being promoted to Senior Family Clerk and Deputy Senior Clerk. He […]

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